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ASPIRE 2022: Giving the Bruno Lunenfeld Lecture on Global ART Data 

ASPIRE 2022: Giving the Bruno Lunenfeld Lecture on Global ART Data 

  by G. David Adamson, M.D., Founder and CEO    Every year, the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE), the major reproductive medicine professional society in Asia, holds its congress. This year’s convention, titled “Addressing the Challenges of Human Reproduction,” was virtual because of COVID-19 and took place from April 28 to May 1. It […]

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ARC Fertility Commemorates National Infertility Awareness Week

ARC Fertility Commemorates National Infertility Awareness Week

Fertility trailblazer recognizes the courage, costs, and results of the family planning process, and its effects on both individuals and their employers. Cupertino, CA (April 25, 2022) – ARC Fertility, a pioneer in innovative fertility treatment options, is celebrating this year’s National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW), which will take place April 24-30, 2022. ARC Fertility […]

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How fertility issues affect couples, not just individuals

How fertility issues affect couples, not just individuals

Here’s my unpopular opinion: while infertility was extremely difficult on both my husband and I as individuals, it strengthened our relationship in ways that honestly make me forever grateful for our experience. I don’t wish infertility on anyone, but it is true that we have come out on the other side of it more fiercely […]

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Let’s Talk about Infertility – And Hope

Let’s Talk about Infertility – And Hope

April 24-30 marks National Infertility Awareness Week, an annual opportunity to highlight a topic that is often ignored and marginalized. Katie Hurst was diagnosed with fertility issues in her 20s and received treatment that allowed her to give birth to a daughter last year. In this infertility success story, she shares her thoughts about her […]

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How to maintain one’s mental health and well-being while dealing with infertility

How to maintain one’s mental health and well-being while dealing with infertility

Dealing with infertility takes a toll on your body and your mind. It’s so important to care for your mental health along the way. These are a few things that worked for me. Feel Your Honest Feelings I had to learn how to allow myself the mental space to define what I was really feeling […]

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The Truth About Stress and Fertility

The Truth About Stress and Fertility

For anyone trying to conceive, the journey towards pregnancy can be a stressful one. The science of fertility is complex,  unique to each individual, and emotionally challenging–so what do we know about stress and its impact on fertility? Excessive stress is detrimental to our health in almost every situation, and many studies suggest that the […]

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Who Do I Trust?

Who Do I Trust?

When it comes to getting medical information, the Internet can be a wonderful thing. If you have a tickle in your throat or a sore knee, all you need to do is pick up your phone and type in a few words to get more information. “Doctor Google” has become a first line of inquiry […]

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Fertility and Vaccines: What’s the Scoop?

Fertility and Vaccines: What’s the Scoop?

To describe the last year as confusing would be an understatement. There have been so many different — and contradictory — pieces of information about the COVID-19 pandemic that it’s hard to separate them from the facts. This is true in every aspect of our lives, from how we work to how we socialize and interact with family, […]

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The Equality Act and Reproductive Rights

The Equality Act and Reproductive Rights

In the wake of the recent U.S. election, there have been a number of changes at the national legislative level, both big and small. While certain bills, such as the COVID relief package, have gained the most media attention, there have also been several other important initiatives that will profoundly affect how Americans live in […]

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Male Fertility and the COVID Vaccine

Male Fertility and the COVID Vaccine

As more information is released about the COVID-19 vaccine and fertility, ARC Fertility is committed to ensuring the community is aware of the best practices for those who are trying to conceive or are currently pregnant. As the clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccines were not conducted on pregnant or breastfeeding individuals, nor did they […]

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Pregnancy and the COVID-19 Vaccine

Pregnancy and the COVID-19 Vaccine

With the FDA’s recent emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the fertility community has been flooded with questions and concerns regarding the safety of the vaccination for pregnant individuals or those trying to conceive. The ASRM Coronavirus/COVID-19 Task Force recently released a statement supporting public health measures to combat the virus. Along with […]

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